Ornate St. Francis Prayer with Flowers and VinesMeasures: 2 1/2 inches or 63 mm
Ornate St. Francis Prayer with Flowers and Vines - Catholic cross pendants and crucifixes in authentic antique and vintage styles with amazing detail. Large collection of crucifixes, centerpieces, and heirloom medals made by hand in California, US. Available in true bronze and .925 sterling silver.
The Cross Pendant
Sacred Art Jewelry is proud to bring you this Franciscan cross, as part of an exquisite collection of beautiful antique, vintage and modern style crosses from all over the world. You will French, Russian, Italian, Spanish and Mexican cross pendants, among many others.
The Meaning of the Cross
Wearing a cross symbol is an old Christian tradition. What does the cross represent? For Christians, it is a reminder of the ultimate sacrifice that Jesus Christ made for us in carrying the cross to the Calvary and allowing his life to be taken, to resurrect triumphantly on the third day.
It teaches us that it is the life of the spirit that is most important, and that love is worthy of the sacrifice of the flesh.
It is very easy to create a custom cross necklace pendant with one of our pieces. Just make your choice and find a chain necklace for it. We have many different lengths and several styles to choose from.
The chains include different bails that you can use to hang your cross and other medals from it. Choose any religious cross design you like from our collection and make your selection regarding the metal.
All the pieces have a slightly antiqued finish and are available in .925 sterling silver and true golden bronze.
The cross pendant has taken many artistic shapes and forms throughout the centuries. On our website you can browse some very old cross styles that are still very popular today by using the Search command. Such is the case with the Jerusalem cross, Victorian Cross, Caravaca cross, Cross of Lorraine, San Damiano cross and many others.
Most of the models used to create the crosses in our collection are more than 100 years old. They include antique samples of the Irish Celtic cross, versions of the Russian Orthodox cross, and ancient Coptic crosses from Africa.
We offer several antique Old Pueblo and Southwestern crosses created by Native American Indians from the US, and vintage versions of the Yalalag cross.
Most Sacred Art Jewelry crosses are suitable to wear both as pendants and on any Christian rosary. Many Anglicans, Baptists, and Lutherans have developed their own versions of the rosary and become fond of it as a loving way to elevate their thoughts and prayers.
Choose a sturdy cross for a rosary you will be using for praying. The more delicate ones are best reserved for a rosary necklace or to put on other faith jewelry, such as a cross earrings.
Regarding sizes, a tiny cross necklace (up to an inch and a half, or 38 mm) makes a wonderful choker and, a small cross if sturdy enough, will also work as a cross charm on a bracelet.
At Sacred Art Jewelry we consider a big cross pendant one that is two inches (50 mm) or more. Those are the ones we prefer to use on our 8 mm rosaries.
As general rule, two-inch crosses look great with 6 mm bead rosaries, while larger ones are best for 8 mm Ave Maria beads.
Cross pendants larger than 2 3/8 inches (60 mm) or so, are often called pectoral crosses when they are used around the neck.
Nowadays, more faithful Catholics like to make a statement about their faith with jewelry. Wearing a cross has never been easier with all the lovely, top quality choices you can find on Sacred Art Jewelry. Creating a new Catholic cross necklace can be as easy as inserting the cross to a favorite bead or chain necklace with a jump ring.